movies by or about women opening UK/Ire from Tue Feb 13



female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Lady Bird [my review]
Greta Gerwig writes and directs this piercingly funny coming-of-age story about a teenaged girl (Saoirse Ronan) trying to figure out who she is.

male director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
The Shape of Water [IMDb] pictured
Sally Hawkins stars — with an able assist from Octavia Spencer — as a woman who falls in love with a (male) monster in this suspenseful fairy tale. Cowritten by Vanessa Taylor. (male director)

male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Black Panther [my review]
Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, and Florence Kasumba costar in this comic-book action fantasy as powerful support for a male hero. (male writers and director)


male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
You Have No Idea How Much I Love You [IMDb]
Ewa Szymczyk and Hanna Maciag star as a mother and her adult daughter who engage in painful family therapy in this Polish drama. (male writer-director)

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